GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn - The Minnesota Zoo's newest exhibit, Black Bear, brings one of the state's most iconic species to the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. This exhibit will feature three bears, Minnesota's largest omnivores, in a naturalistic environment. The bears were brought to the Zoo after being orphaned as cubs.

The new exhibit includes a pool, trees for climbing, and natural Minnesota vegetation. Featuring two unique viewing opportunities - a den and cabin - the new exhibit will allow guests to come eye-to-eye with these remarkable creatures.

Learn more about black bears.

Black Bear Opening Weekend - September 15 & 16, 2012

Opening Weekend Activities
•"Tales Along the Minnesota Trail" - Free performances 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. in the Target® Learning Center. Seating is limited.
•Author Sara Button book reading - Black Bear, Loon & Walleye - 12:30 p.m. in the Target® Learning Center
•Craft Activity - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Tropics Plaza
•Face painting - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Tropics Plaza
•Black Bear keeper talks - 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.
•Animal Encounters - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - Maritz Minnesota Lodge

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